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i'm tamron hall coming to you live from msnbc headquarters. hillary clinton's campaign is pushing back hard this morning against an associated press report that raises new questions about whether clinton foundation donors got special access while she was secretary of state. the associated press is reporting that at least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations with then secretary clinton had donated to her family's charities. combine those 85 donors, contributing as much as $156 million. that's the dollar figure they all contributed together. at least 40 donated more than $100,000 each while 20 gave more than a million dollars. on "morning joe" hillary clinton's campaign manager robby mook accused the associated press of cherry picking data. >> by our count there were 1700 other meetings she had. she was secretary of state and meeting with foreign officials
and government officials constantly. so to pull out of them out of the equation, cherry pick a very small number of meetings is pretty outrageous. let's also look at some of the people involved here. for exam, melinda gates, she and bill gates were donors to the clinton foundation. they're also recognized around the world as experts at public health issues, reducing malaria. melinda gates was meeting with hillary clinton. i think that's a perfectly reasonable thing for our nation's top diplomat to do. >> now, the associated press report has given donald trump a new line of attack against hillary clinton. and he repeated it last night in texas. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. it is now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business
to profit from public office. they sold access and specific actions by and really for i guess the making of large amounts of money. >> the "usa today" editorial board is now calling for the clinton foundation to shut down writing, the only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs starting today and transfer its important charitable work to another large american charity such as the bill and melinda gates foundation. clinton's campaign manager indicated this morning an immediate shutdown could threaten lives. >> for them to just cut off everything today right now, there are literally over 10 million people around the world who have gotten lifesaving hiv and aids drugs from the foundation's work. to cut that off in a day could hurt people's lives, it could
literally take away lifesaving drugs. so there needs to be a transition time to make sure the important lifesaving work continues to happen. the foundation has said it will reshift its focus. president clinton said he will step off the board. that's unprecedented. >> msnbc's kasie hunt joins us live from los angeles as clinton prepares to hold more fundrai fund-raisers in that state today. the associated press is justifying its reporting saying it focused on the people outside of government who met with secretary clinton, not those she met with as part of her diplomatic task, as they put it. that's their pushback to the campaign's assertion that this data has been cherry picked. does it seem to be that is going to be the pushback line from the campaign, this data was cherry-picked? is that the big defense here? >> that's part of it. they're arguing this doesn't represent the whole picture of her activities as secretary of
state and it's unfair to present it that way. but the second half of their defense focuses on donald trump. you heard him talking there about his now -- his criticism claiming that people bought access to hillary clinton when she was secretary of state via the clinton foundation. so the other question the clinton campaign is now raising is whether donald trump tried to do just that. take a look. >> i would take care of everybody. i would give to everybody. i got along with clinton, with the speaker of the house. i got along with everybody. that was my obligation. i got along with democrats and liberals and republicans and conservatives, and they called me and they loved me. if they wanted to have dinner, they'd call me. whatever i wanted, i got. that's part of being a successful businessman. that's the system. >> you bribed them? >> it's not a bribe. . >> reporter: whatever i wanted i
got. he himself a donor to the clinton foundation. donald trump gave between 150 and $250,000 to the clintons. we've become very familiar with how they socialized, the clintons attending his wedding. you can see the donation amount from donald trump to the clinton foundation. this is the second half of it. brian fallon, her spokesman tweeting overnight, does donald trump want an investigation of himself based on that information. >> that donation from donald trump was 2009, right, kasie? >> reporter: right. right at the time when she was still secretary of state. she came in after president obama was elected in 2008. >> kasie hunt live in los angeles, thank you very much. we are learning about a new vat gee from the trump campaign to reach out to minority communities. as "the washington post" countered the view of many that he is racist. earlier this week donald trump canceled a planned speech on immigration. his speech said the speech is
still being, quote, modified. we know tomorrow he lance to meet with african-american and latino activists at trump tower. just last night trump gave a new indication he's ready to walk back his hard line stance on deporting the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. we want people -- we have some great people in this country. we have some great, great people in this country. >> nbc's jacob rascon joins us from tampa where trump will hold a rally later today. the tr he's looking at these suburban white vote who may be embarrassed to vote or add embarrassed to admit they want
to vote for him because of some of his tone. >> reporter: the trump campaign spokesperson talked about this die. he said this is the real donald trump. this is what he really wants to do. so from the campaign, that's what they're saying. we know that donald trump is doing so poorly with minority voters in so many polls, as low as 2% and 3%, in some polls. there's no doubt they hope that number will go up. but the campaign also understands that they have a narrow path to victory which means widening the mostly white base that they do have. of course, as you noted, the core criticism in a poll we have done and others as well, many look at donald trump and his talk of muslim bans and talk of deporting the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country as racist. talking about minority voters consistently -- this is the most consistent we've seen him on a different message like this. this is now the sixth or seventh rally in a row where he's talking from a prompter, reaching out to minority voters,
this is what he's trying to do, change both those narratives. as far as deportation is concerned, this is a gigantic shift for him. though it is notable that in the position, the official position on the trump campaign's website, there was never talk of a deportation force. we heard talk of that last year at t in the primaries. but it was never put into writing on his website. now you hear him talking very differently about deporting the 11 million undocumented. we're still awaiting reports to see anything official from donald trump. now instead of holding a speech in colorado talking about immigration, it's now been postponed. he's meeting again with hispanic activists at trump tower and african-american activists. he seems to be taking this shift seriously. >> but he's not yet planning anything in an african-american or latino community. to say he's taking it seriously, that would be subject to interpretation. do we know anymore about the
specific people who have been invited to trump tower? he's had an african-american outreach team led by am omerosa and also pastor darrell scott from cleveland who has been on the show as well. he's had this team in place, but it's trump himself who has not gone into any of these communities. >> reporter: right. that is clear. what i mean by taking it seriously, we've never seen him reaching out and making an appeal to these voters. he has told nbc news and others, several papers this morning, that he clearly has a strategy it seems for the first time, that he will be campaigning, the campaign says, in more urban areas, taking this message to those areas. as far as who will be at the meeting, i reached out to a couple of hispanic activists at the saturday meeting who said they haven't heard about it. it's not clear they will be
there. rescue workers are desperately searching for survivors after a powerful earthquake ripped through the center of the country, killing now at least 73 people. the 6.2 magnitude quake left several mountain towns in ruins with shock waves felt more than 100 miles away in rome. in fact, take a look at this drone video from a town near the epicenter. it shows an aerial view of some of the destruction. you see it there, where the people are walking in the back of the screen there. nbc's bill neely joins me now by phone. he's in the town hardest hit, amatrice, with the latest. bill, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, tamr tamron. i'm in amatrice where most of the 73 people now confirmed dead are thought to have died. within the last few minutes i've seen two people pulled out of the rubble. so they are still rescuing people. it's not all bad news. but for the people of amatrice and this town, it is terrible.
just looking down the main street, it is utterly destroyed. there are hundreds of rescuers here. there are earth movers, bulldozers, every kind of help is being given. but the destruction is extraordinary. a lot of these buildings are several hundred years old. they are well built, but they have toppled under the force of this 6.3 earthquake on the richter scale, followed by dozens, probably more than 40 aftershocks. the rescue work goes on, but the death toll is confirmed at 73 with hundreds missing or injured. >> bill neely live from amatrice, italy, thank you so much. up next, more on politics and a look at donald trump's history with minorities and why some say they're kept cal of his so-called plan to reach out to minority voters. also ahead -- >> i'm completely humbled by the fact that you all think i'm an
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we are back with plor politics and some reaction to what we've already reported this morning. let me bring in "chicago tribune" columnist clarence page. let me start with the news we heard today. jacob rascon and others reporting that the trump indicated that the candidate will set up, if you will, a tour
of some areas, minority communities to better sell his outreach. how do you explain this outreach plan or how have you been able to process it at this point? >> i think that donald trump has realized it's a good idea to talk to black people before talking about black people. he has not been to any black communities recently in any kind of a high-profile or low-profile trip to see how conditions really are. his speeches make it sound like mad max out there, an environment overrun with crime and murder. we have serious problems in black urban neighborhoods. we also don't have a majority of black folks under the poverty line like he implies and the schools aren't as bad as the distaupian vision he offer there is. a number of black republicans have reached out and i think he ought to take those offers. >> yesterday bob epstein, a
senior adviser to the trump campaign was on "hardball" and he was asked why trump hasn't met with congressional black caucus leaders or gone to black churches or black community centers. are here is how he justified it. >> why is not going to african-american audiences? >> it's not about the location. it's about the message. if you look at the polls, he was at 1% -- >> are you serious? are you making an argument to me if you want a community to vote for you, you don't have to go to that community? this is a new kind of politics. >> my argument to you is almost revolutionary for a republican candidate to be speaking about the issues affecting the african-american community. >> but he's doing it in front of all white audiences. >> yesterday was akron, ohio, a very diverse area. >> okay, okay. >> clarence, as if the campaign did not sapp appreciate the pushback or the question of why
are you giving this speech about minorities in predominantly white communities. it would be like giving an apac speech to the naacp. you're talking about issues facing the jewish community or so-called jewish vote to the people at the naacp and a predominantly african-american audience. >> the theory is that donald trump is trying to reach out really to a particular sector of white voters who would like to vote former leaning that way but are skeptical of whether he's a racist or not. this is especially true of white female voters who are a very important swing voter in recent elections. it certainly looks that way, and donald trump prides himself on unpredictability. he's been unpredictable to his own staff and republicans around the country. he's scheduled to be in jackson, mississippi, today and thatbill
that as a trip to a predominantly black city. frankly, i think it's going to be a white audience again there. we'll see. >> mark, let me bring you in of the reaction, when you look at the numbers, the reaction from minorities to donald trump. black vote right now, 87% hillary clinton, 73 prs hillary clinton, asian voters, 66/23, the white vote 41/50%. when you look at comparison. if we can show mitt romney in 2012 got 6% of the african-american vote. mccain, 2008, 4%. george w. bush, 11% african-american vote which is the highest in the past eight years or so. when we look at trump's message here and the numbers, how does he make any inroads with, say, 11 weeks left here beyond these
maybe orchestrated speeches and meetings here? >> tamron, it's a very difficult task for donald trump. it's worth noting he's been campaigning for president for 14 months. he launched back in june of 2015. his message has been very consistent. it's been aimed at a lot of disaffected white, working class americans, particularly in the rust belt part of the country. in just the past week he's made this pivot about talking more about african-americans, hey, look, there's nothing you have to lose to be able to support me. the problem for trump is you end up looking at either the totality of the rest of his campaign or even his history when it comes to racially charged matters or racial matters even before this presidential campaign. i'll go back to the 2011 birther crusade, the moment where he stepped onto the political stage in the obama era. many people saw that crusade as having very deep racial overtones, questioning the citizenship of the nation's
first african-american president. that's one of the big reasons he has such a big hurdle with african-american voters. >> we'll pick up on the birtherism on its own. donald trump has yet to sit down and adequately explain those assertions and insults directed at president obama. you know he famously said i sent these investigators and you won't believe what i've been told. we have yet to hear this unbelievable information that he says he was told at that time, clarence. >> and we don't believe what we've been told to a large degree either. he has been asked by journalists, and he said i'm not talking about that now. he kind of wants to erase that from his record as far as he is concerned. seriously, we have serious problems out there the public would like to see donald trump seriously engage with them. the black and hispanic communities among others.
>> mark, clarence, thank you for your time. we appreciate it. you can see more of mark's thoughts on first read. up next, i'll talk live with two american heroes who inspired an isis-inspired lone wolf attack and were honored with france's highest honor a year france's highest honor a year ago today.
vice president joe biden arrived in turkey this morng to hold talks with leaders on that key nato ally. hours before his arrival, turkey's military and u.s.-backed coalition forces launched an operation that follows a series of deadly attacks that turkish officials have blamed on isis including a suicide bombing that killed 54 people at a wedding over the weekend. all of this is unfolding a year after a potential major
terrorist attack was averted on a train heading from amsterdam to paris. it was one year ago almost to the day when three young americans on a summer european vacation took down a heavily armed man on a train carrying more than 500 people. their actions, some of which caught on video, made international headlines and turned them in to heroes. they were honored by president obama and awarded the french legion medal of honor. spencer stone, anthony sadler and alec scar lal toes are out with a new book detailing everything that happened. the book is called "the 15:17 to paris." i'm so honored to have spencer and anthony with me. thanks for joining us. i just messed up alek's last name. he's not here. he's away, stationed at an army
base, in sniper training. >> yes. i said during the blake, can you believe it's been a year. how do you describe this past year? >> a whirlwind. another word is surreal. we never expected this kind of reception when we got home, and everything that's come sense. a year later we're writing a book. it's pretty amazing. >> the book details what happened that day, but it also brings together faith, friendship, how all of just who you guys are as men came in to play that moment. everything you've gone through came in that one moment, test. >> that's exactly how we feel. i feel like people get the story of, oh, we went in there and beat this guy up. there were so many miracles and coincidences that have happened, if we would have done something different that day, we wouldn't have ended up in that exact spot that time. i should have been dead at least three times during that two-minute fight. we're all fortunate to be alive still. >> when you look at the book -- look at the video and then look
at the words again that you write about it, is it like therapy? >> definitely. within 24 hours of the attack, news media is contacting us and everything. the book was therapeutic for us. we had a chance months late tore sit down and process how we did feel about it and what each of us saw at the time and how we felt about just before and after. and it was real therapeutic just to be able to kind of take it in and get the grasp of what we had accomplished. >> at the time, spencer, no one knew the link between that terrorist and a larger plan to kill even more people. we learned those details very soon after. again, going back to what you were meant to do with your life, be in that moment, does it just -- how do you process how many people's lives you saved, not just on that train? >> i don't really know if i can ever truly understand the magnitude of what we did, but i
just know that everyone on the train to me is bonded for life. if you were there, you're kind of like a family member to me now. and i can shake your hand and say god bless you and thank god we're alive. it's just a crazy experience to go through. i'm so happy that we were there and have the skills and abilities to do something. >> anthony, what's the message you want people to receive from this book, beyond what we know, what we saw on this video and what was uncovered in the investigations after? >> i think too often the three of us are portrayed as these combat-ready veterans. alek and spencer do have military experience. we were just three ordinary guys. too often in the media you hear about terrorists and mass casualties. i think it provides a positive light on a sore subject and gives hope to readers out there, if they find themselves in an extraordinary situation like that, something can be done. hopefully it will occur.
>> we always wonder what we would do. you had the heart of the soldier as well. we always wonder what we would do. a heavily armed individual, blood thirst to kill others. on the happier side of this, i ask you, did you or do you feel appreciated? you both eagerly said yes. what are some of the things that have happened to you or a few things that are wonderful and make you smile? >> number one, we get to fly around the country and hang out all the time and doing amazing things. i think one of the biggest things for me is that i got to bring a lot of my family along for the right. when i first saw it happen, we were coming on a plane here to new york and i realized this is the first time we had all been on a plane together as a family. it's been an amazing experience for everyone. >> you've had a chance to hang out with a few celebrities. >> just a few. >> tell me some names.
name drop. >> kobe bryant, floyd mayweather, president obama. >> he comes after floyd mayweather. >> you name it, we got it. >> you guys, we say it here all the time, but you know you are and we're so grateful and we appreciate you coming by. look forward to all the wonderful things in your life. tell alek i'm sorry about missimis messing up his name. up next, simone manuel became the first african-american woman to medal for a swimming' haven't. simone will join me live from texas. we a great lineup of guests today. inspirational all the way around. [announcer] is it a force of nature?
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perry has the details. what do you know? >> the afghan special forces as well as police from kabul have now responded. they are on the scene calling this a, quote, complex attack. it means there was an initial explosion followed by a bevy of gunfire. what we're trying to confirm is whether or not that gunfire is coming from the attackers or coming from the security forces that protect the university. this is a university with 1,700 students. we do know a number of them are trapped on the campus at this moment because they are tweeting that they are trapped. there are some very frightening things circulating on social media. at this point we don't know if the gunmen have penetrated the campus. that's what the special forces are on scene trying to determine right now. that, of course, would take this from an initial sort of complex attack to something far more frightening. this university has been a target for years. in 2014 there was an explosion that killed 21 people in a restaurant next to the campus. this month, on august 7th, two
professors, one american and one australian were kidnapped. this has been an ongoing target in kabul. >> thank you, cal. we'll keep the audience updated on the latest. meanwhile, we move to a story that has touched so many of us. an incredible 9-year-old boy is speaking out after becoming the first child to undergo a double hand transplant. he has some advice for aud all the adults out there. >> what's your favorite thing about these new hands? >> just being able to wrap them around my mom. >> zion harvey, his mom and surgeon will join me next. that's why more people stick with humana medicare advantage. we work together with you to find the best plan, however your needs might change. because great things are ahead of you when your health is ready for them. humana medicare advantage.
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just 2 years old after developing a life-threatening infection. last july he underwent a double hand transplant, a procedure so delicate and rare, it had never been performed on a child before. one year later, zion's recovery is called spectacular. after months of grueling therapy, he can do things like write, zip up his coat, swing a bat -- really well, by the way. earlier this month he got to throw out the first pitch at the baltimore orioles game, way better than when 50 cent got to do it. he even got to do the weather with my buddy al roker. he joins me with his mom and doctor from the children's hospital of philadelphia. good morning. >> good morning. >> we were going back and forth, right, we had our moment because i asked you about your bandage. i said, that's elmo on there. you said what? >> that's the only one they had. >> like you don't love elmo? >> i'm not saying it like that.
>> okay. i'll let you off the hook there. you are just amazing. when you look at yourself throwing out that pitch at the orioles game, did you know you could do it? >> i was kind of scared. i thought it was going to drop behind me. you afraid? i can't imagine you're afraid of anything. are you? >> i am. well, not afraid, like stuff. i'm afraid of failing. >> but you've not failed. you've inspired everyone. you have succeeded in a way that was unimaginable. all your hard work is paying off. do you feel like you're an inspiration to people? >> yes. >> he has been incredible. he's kept up this grueling tv schedule. he's been up longer than i have today. >> since 6:00.
>> it's important for you. >> didn't really go to bed. >> didn't go to bed? >> not really. >> i've got coffee, but you turned it down. >> it's important for you and zion to shed light on what he's gone through and the success of all of this. >> of course, yes. >> did you ever think a year later he would be where he is now? >> i want to say yes, i did, because he's a fighter and he doesn't give up. i think that's what dr. levin seen in him from the beginning. he seen what i seen as a mother a long time ago. when zion puts his mind to something, and he succeeds. we had the perfect team. they executed the surgery and the perfect worker over here. he's very determined. when he wants to do something, he does it. >> dr. levin, the extraordinary nature of this surgery will be one for the record books obviously in understanding and paving the way for other children to perhaps go through successfully the similar procedure. as patty said, as we know, zion was the perfect candidate in so
many ways jut because of who he is. how does this move forward to help other children? >> we're very proud of our team that was basically three entities that came together, penn medicine, children's hospital of philadelphia and the shriner's hospital of philadelphia all contributed to make this surgically successful. it was planning, execution, patient safety and courage by patty and zion and our team to move forward. the answer to your question is, this is just the beginning. yes, it's a milestone, but we don't stop. ear not one and done. the bottom line is the field of transplantation continues to evolve and we want to be part of this to help children like zion continue to have the opportunities that he has had. >> zion, you're a pretty good batter. i saw that, right? >> yes. >> you pitch, too. which do you prefer? >> i play all positions with my
friends. i'm a first baseman, and i'm a batter and a pitcher. >> so for people out there, whether they're kids or adults who feel like they can't do something and they look at everything you've been through, what's your advice for us when you're ready to give up? >> you have to think of everything i've been through, and i didn't give up on it. so why should you give up on what you want to accomplish. >> don't give up. when you touch your mommy's hand or you're able to hug your sister, your brothers, your pop-pop, that's what you call your grandfather, your grandmother. i have the whole list of all the people you're hugging. how does it feel to hug them with your hands? >> it feels like -- it doesn't feel different from when i was hugging them without my hands, it just feels the same.
but i have to thank my grand mothers, especially my mom's grandma and my dad's grandma. i just want to tell them i know you're watching, so thanks. and she has this -- my dad's grandma has this big bulldog mixed with a boxer named d.j. he's like my best friend. i love playing with him. >> you get to pet him now. how does it feel that i don't get to pet him with your hands? >> it feels good. i like mostly playing with him. >> do you throw the ball to him? >> he's not that big on fetch. he's mostly a stay-inside dog. >> you get to cuddle with him, hug women. >> yeah. he sleeps in the bed with me.
>> that's so lucky, that your mom let's him sleep in the bed. >> he's not at my house. >> when you go over there. >> mom is like, no way. >> well, mom breaks it to me now that i am going to have a puppy. >> oh, there you have it. >> and you can name it dr. levin. >> one more thing because we're almost out of time. first of all, we want to congratulate your team again. it's been exceptional. >> they're all great. >> you've made this story available and accessible as far as us understanding what he went through medically. but there's a thing that i heard. you want to play football. is this true? >> yes. >> mom, has she said yes or no yet? >> she says no. but see, i got her to crack on the puppy thing, so i'm not giving up yet. i'm not giving up. i'm not giving up. >> giving up is not part of your
nature. >> when are you going to get your own tv show? disney needs to give you a tv show. are you ready for that? >> not yet. >> you think you can handle that sf. >> i'll start with my puppy and playing football, and then i'll work my way up. >> zion, thank you so much. patty, i know he's had a long day. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back with simone manuel. and fight and love to run your business. and when you need legal help with that business, we're here for you. we're legalzoom. and over the last 10 years we've helped one million business owners navigate every day challenges. so visit us today for the legal help you need to start and run your business. legalzoom. legal help is here.
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okay. zion is still mere, we are battling over elmo bandages versus -- >> and we're battling over -- >> dogs. >> dogs because my dog is cuter. >> my you haven't seen a picture of my dog. >> okay, let's see your dog. >> you stand by, we have another great guest. i want yo tow meet somebody. you're not leaving me, he's still here. >> okay. >> oh.
let's go. okay, let's go. watch this. i know a gold medallist, zion. i've never been ambushed on my own show. well, probably have, but here we go, not by anybody that cute. among the historic feats we saw, one that has reverberated around the nation is swimmer simone manuel's gold medal winning swim in the 1 murks meter free style. she is the first african american swimmer, man or woman, to ever win an individual gold in the sport which she followed up with another gold medal. it's an incredible feat for a sport that generally seeing very few african americans. in fact right now over 69% of black children either have low or zero swimming skills. it's a legacy simone herself acknowledged moments after her incredible win. and simone joins now from houston, i don't know if you saw zion, i think he may be the next gold medallist. that kid can do it all.
we are so incredibly proud of you. and i mean that we, as americans, but this feat is not lost on the many black children right now who cannot swim. what is your advice to those 69% that have not jumped in the pool yet. >> my advice would have to be to get in the water. i mean, water safety is very important, and it's a life-saving skill and the most important thing is learning how to swim. and then maybe you may may grow a love for the sport like i did. were you surprised by not only the win and it being inspiring, you can hold it up for us. i mean after i saw you -- i didn't learn to swim until my early 40s. i got in the pool every day after your win, practicing my swimming skills which are really poor, but i'm still trying there. were you surprised at what an inspiration though you would turn out to be just to get everybody is to recognize this problem? >> i was pretty surprised by
how -- i wouldn't say blown it was by just how many people noticed the fact that my win brought so much inspiration to others, but i'm glad that people are talking about it, i'm extremely humbled by it and just the fact that it can bring some awareness to swimming and hopefully prevent some of the water tragedies that are happening. and just get people more involved in swimming. >> so right now you're at stanford, your freshman year, right? what's next for you? >> no. i'll be a junior. >> junior, i'm so sorry, you broke a record, your freshman year. what's next for you? what do you see for your life next? >> well, right now i'm just kind of taking everything as it comes, enjoying the experience of all of this. and i'll be going to school in september and swimming for stanford and enjoying my college experience. >> you talk about remaining humble, i know your mother
introduced you to swimming when she was wamping your two other brothers swim and summer league there. for your family, what does this mean? i know that's not lost on you. >> well, i mean, i just definitely have to thank my family for all the support they've given me. i wouldn't be here without them and it's definitely been a ride for them too because they've, you know, brought me toe swim practice, sported me financially, and emotionally. and i think it means a lot to them too. and we're just enjoying the ride. >> well, the ride has been a beautiful one. i was in the pool with cullen jones, when he gave me a swim lesson. i'll billion bold any of to say since we're both texans, when i'm home, i'm going to call you and see if i can get a follow-up lesson, what are the odds? two olympians would help me in the water, i need special help there. >> yeah, i moon, i'd be more than happy to give you a swim lesson while we're here. >> congratulations, good luck in school, and with everything that you have next.
you've been an inspiration in many, many ways as great american, athlete who shows us the promise of hard work, thank you so much, simone, congratulations. >> thank you. >> and god bless texas. we'll be right back. this just got interesting. why pause to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas for pulmonary hypertension,
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>> don't take mine. >> thanks, tamron. zblenchts thanks to tamron hall and zion, and right now on "andrea mitchell reports," pay for play? donald trump hammering hillary clinton with charges that the clinton foundation was set up to profit from public office. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. >> damage control with calls escalating for the foundation to shut down. the clinton campaign says the charges are basinged on flawed data. >> i think we would ask people don't cherry pick, you know, 100 something meetings and then say that half of them were with clinton foundation donors at the exclusion of 1700 other meetings. >>. deadly earthquake. italy hit with a 6.2 quake burying many residents in rubble as they slept. killing at least 73 people so
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